Tootsie

French Bulldog


Foster Location: Springfield, MO
Age: 4 years old DOB: 08-11-17
Sex: Female
Weight: 22.6lbs
Kids: Yes
Cats: Unknown but most likely
Dogs: Yes, balanced
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred




 

Tootsie was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home and to live the rest of her life as a loved and cherished pet. 

Tootsie is a social butterfly with a super affectionate and first-class playful side!  She can display some laidback behavior when cuddles and pets are involved. Everyone who meets Tootsie Instantly falls head over paws for her!  She is a big sweetheart who has a special desire to be the life of the party.  If Tootsie had a motto it would be play, play, and more play or party like it’s 1999!  She loves snuggles, unlimited belly scratches, unlimited playtime and constant attention.  She will repay the affection by offering up lots of kisses while she warms your lap (no bare skin is safe).  Tootsie is a total Velcro pup!  She follows her foster family around the house making sure her movements include a few pets. Her very favorite activity is soaking up all the attention from any willing human. Did we mention Tootsie loves attention???  In fact, she loves human attention so much that she occasionally needs to be reminded that the attention must be shared among all dogs in the house. She is easily corrected when the unwanted jealous behavior surfaces (especially around high valued toys or snacks) and her adoptive home will need to actively work with her if/when her jealousy arises to nip this behavior in the bud and allow Tootsie to maintain her carefree attitude.  She has a foster (Frenchie) sister and loves to romp around the yard exploring every inch with her best friend in tow.  They play every chance they get!  Tootsie is showing her the ways of emptying out the toy box and making a concerted effort to play with every single toy she has in front of her.  Tootsie is a ferocious toy lover and durable toys are best suited for her (she manages to remove the squeakers from the plush toys she has).  Tootsie is a curious dog that often leads to a mischievous side.  If she is not at your side, you better go see what that silly girl is up to.  She has been known to put outside items in her mouth like sticks, rocks and mulch then proceed to run zoomies in excitement showing off her stolen treasure. She likes to nibble things that shouldn’t really be nibbled so keeping an extra watch on her outdoors is imperative.  Tootsie is easily corrected and has not destroyed anything in her foster home; however, because of her curious disposition, it is important that she is placed in a home where she can have durable toys and nylabones to keep her busy. Tootsie is experiencing a big change and she will need a patient and understanding family that is willing to help her understand pet life and the necessary boundaries. Tootsie gets along well with every human she meets (big or small) and would do well with kids of all ages!  Because of her need for activity and her desire to be with other dogs, we strongly believe she would benefit from having another playful, balanced dog in her adoptive home. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions and supervision around children when introducing a new dog to the household to make sure both they and she are kept safe. 

Tootsie is doing great potty training.  She is doing wonderful with going potty outside but will have an occasional potty accident when her cues aren't picked up. A regular and consistent schedule will help her carry on this success in her new home in addition to a signal for potty (currently she becomes restless and paces when she needs to go out). Tootsie has also done great with crate training however she makes it very well known that she doesn't love her crate.  She will vocally protest (initially) but quickly settle down in 10mins or so.  Tootsie sleeps in her crate at night but given she is such a snuggle bug and loves to be around her people, we think she would love to share a bed with her adoptive family. She has been accident free in the crate so far. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.

Medically, Tootsie seems to be in great health! She had a dental, been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, is microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! 

Tootsie would do best in a home with a fenced in yard due to her curious nature, love to run in the outdoors and her bat-pig-orca-whale howl she uses when protesting her crate (her voice would not be conducive for a shared-wall environment.  Even though Tootsie has a short squatty body type and little legs, she sure has mastered the art of using the stairs!  She is looking for an active family with many family members to don her with tons of attention and one that enjoys the goings-on of a fun, playful pup.  She is looking for a family to spend her life being spoiled with unlimited pets, attention, a basket full of toys and a furry friend.  We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She loves to meet new people and does great in the car! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her crate as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her, has a furry buddy to keep her company and she isn’t left for too long.  Ultimately, Tootsie is just a happy-go-lucky pup looking to shadow her best friend and enjoy her years as a spoiled, loved pet!  She is loyal, loving and will be an amazing addition to a special family.  

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Tootsie, please submit an adoption application for her today!!





NOTE: Please note that it will likely be at *least* a 3-4 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application.  We typically accept for new applications for a period of 7 days or until 20 applications have been received for any newly available dog.  After that time period, the applications are sent on to the foster family for review and that usually takes from at *least* a few days to a week to sort through the applications, etc.  :-)  Most of our dogs receive several applications so this process does take some time, especially on dogs who are more popular for one reason or another.  We do require phone interviews to be conducted between the foster family and potential adopters, vet reference checks and a home visit to be conducted for all potential adopters, if they are selected as the top choice applicant, which will also take time to complete.   That being said, we do always let our applicants know if they are chosen or not. :-) 

IF you happen to not be chosen, please don't feel discouraged as, again, we usually get several applications for each dog, and sometimes it can be very difficult to choose just one adopter.  In those cases, we usually offer to keep the applications for adoption on file for any future dogs that come into our rescue. :-)


ALL adopters are required to come and pick up their adopted dogs in person from the dog's foster home (we do not ship any of our dogs). Please have road/driving transport plans in place to pick up an adopted dog before you apply!  While we are not against adopters flying a foster dog in cabin on a commercial flight, please keep in mind that many are not good candidates for flying due to size and/or being a brachycephalic/short nosed breed. 


If an adopter can not keep one of our grads, for any reason at all, at ANY point in time, they *must* be willing and able to return their adopted dog to his/her original foster home, despite distance and any costs that would be required to do so.